GASTON — Start fast, maintain cruising speed.
Such was the case on Monday for the Northampton County varsity football team, which reached the end zone in bunches to post a 54-0 victory over Rocky Mount Prep.
The Tar Roanoke 1A triumph moved the Jaguars to 2-1 overall this season, and 1-0 in matters of league significance.
In control from the outset, the navy-and-teal scored a whopping 40 points in the opening half, then dialed back its whodunit option attack for just a pair of scores through the final horn.
Up next for NHC is a Friday road trip to North Edgecombe, while Prep (0-2, 0-1 Tar Roanoke) treks to Northwest Collegiate.
Jackets get postponed
LOUISBURG — Citing an abundance of caution on Monday, Louisburg High School postponed its Big East 2A/3A match at Roanoke Rapids.
The Yellow Jackets (5-2, 1-2 Big East), who won 2 of 3 conference showdowns last week, return to the pitch on Wednesday as the host of Bunn.
As of this writing, an official makeup date with the Warriors has yet to be finalized.
Warriors sweep Jackets, continue streak
LOUISBURG — Caleigh Murphy had 11 kills and Taylor Leonard tallied 25 assists on Monday as Louisburg conquered visiting Roanoke Rapids in straight sets.
The 25-23, 25-20, 25-21 victory moved the Warriors to 8-2 this season, and 5-1 in Big East 2A/3A affairs.
What’s more, the blue-and-orange continued its long-running winning streak against the Jackets, which stands at 11 matches and dates to Oct. 2, 2012.
Louisburg returned to the floor on Tuesday against Bunn, while RRHS (5-2, 4-2 Big East) was the guest of Nash Central.